Toyota Racing Development TRD

Toyota Racing Development TRD

Marvel at Toyota's Racing Development and its Impressive Lineup With Maple Toyota in Maple, Ontario

For over 40 years, Toyota has done right by diehard motorists and those with an undying need for speed with the Toyota Racing Development, a division dedicated to all things racing and motorsports. The Japanese automotive giant has long recognized the racing world as an integral sector of the industry and acted accordingly with racing-specific renditions of many of its staples, from the Tundra to the 4Runner to the Tacoma. If you're a racing enthusiast based in Maple, Ontario or any of the neighbouring areas of Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, or North York, allow Maple Toyota to fill you in on everything worth knowing about the TRD.

What is the TRD and How Did It Begin?


As mentioned above, TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development, a division of the Toyota brand that's long done its damnedest to design performance-specific parts and vehicles for motorsports and racing enthusiasts. A prototype of the endeavour began in the 1960s as the Toyota Sports Corner, one responsible for the first turbo race car, the Toyota 7, as well as the Corolla 1600, a highly regarded, top-performing vehicle on the circuit. 

In 1979, Toyota opted to revamp the initiative as the Toyota Racing Development, placing great emphasis not only on putting a stamp on the racing world, but also making high-performance car parts and accessories equally available to traditional motorists and racing enthusiasts. The brand has since become a leader in off-road and desert racing on the strength of the TRD's impressive lineup of trucks, many of which are variations of Toyota staples reconfigured for peak performance and handling.

Introducing the Standouts of the Toyota Racing Development's Lineup

Indeed, the TRD's stable boasts some familiar members blessed with a variety of enhancements that account for safety, comfort, style and connectivity as much as they do sheer power, performance and capability. The Tacoma TRD Pro and Tundra TRD Pro pickups, for instance, are a pair of veritable powerhouses that make easy work of navigating the least auspicious of terrains thanks to their TRD sport-tuned shocks, while the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is a thoroughly optimized incarnation of the beloved mid-size SUV, with Multi-terrain Select for easy and efficient adaptation to all driving conditions and a comprehensive tech package for user-friendly connectivity. 

Setting itself apart from the TRD fleet is the Toyota Sequoia, which steals the proverbial show in the style department with available 20-inch black alloy wheels and captain seats. The TRD lineup isn't limited to pickups and SUVs either, as the beloved Toyota Camry also boasts such a variation for those pining for a sportier experience at the wheel of the ever-reliable sedan they've come to know and love. 

Tailor Your TRD Vehicle to Your Needs With One of Toyota's Comprehensive Packages

Luckily for Toyota die-hards, the TRD lineup boasts far more than just a few enhancements, with a variety of TRD special editions tailored to meet the needs of any driver on the spectrum. 

The TRD Sport package adds style and a slew of convenience features to go with its optimized performance, including a Premium Audio system and 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, while the TRD Off-Road and Off-Road Premium configurations give you the confidence to brave any terrain thanks to Bilstein shocks, all-terrain tires, and a suite of safety and driver assist functions from blind spot monitoring to embedded navigation to rear cross traffic alert. 

For more on the myriad benefits of owning a member of the TRD stable - or any Toyota motor, for that matter - visit the Maple Toyota owners page today.

If you'd like to enhance every aspect of your experience at the wheel and make a member of the TRD fleet yours, contact our Maple Toyota's finance centre for more on how to proceed with your purchase.

Available Toyota TRD Vehicles in Maple, Ontario

Those in the market for a new vehicle who've yet to narrow down their search can now do so from the comfort of home with the online CarFinder service, and if you'd like to treat yourself to a new TRD model, pay our dealership in Maple, Ontario a visit and find out how to proceed with your finance application.

Toyota TRD Vehicles in Maple, Ontario